Aging Health Speed Networking Event

Oct 20, 2023

01:00 PM - 03:30 PM

Nursing Building, TILE-Flex Classroom 34

50 Newton Road, Iowa City, IA 52246

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Are you interested in advancing innovations in research, education, and practice to maximize optimal aging and quality-of-life in all older adults and their families? Are you looking for collaborators to explore new dimensions of aging health research? Then the Aging Health Speed Networking event is an exciting answer for you! Speed Networking is designed to help you quickly meet new collaborators and brainstorm novel ideas leading to potential new avenues for your research and funding portfolio.


Aging has become one of the great public health crises and opportunities worldwide. According to the National Institute of Aging, “Older people are a rapidly growing proportion of the world’s population, doubling from 12% (~1 billion) in 2020 to 22% (~2 billion) by 2050.” This demographic shift has been and will continue to bring major challenges as well as opportunities to current health care systems and social services. Aging health is associated with multilevel social determinants including personal genetics and characteristics, interpersonal networks and relationships, as well as physical and social environments, community resources, and relevant policies. Aging affects many aspects of personal and public life, including declining physical and mental capacity, growing risks of multimorbidity, acute and long-term health care needs and costs, work and retirement, transportation and relocations, loss of social relationships, and death of friends and partners. In responses to population aging, multidisciplinary investigations and continuing innovations are warranted to address the challenges facing our communities, our nation, and the world.


You are invited to participate in the in-person speed networking event to meet others interested in Aging Health on Friday, Oct. 20, 2023 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. in TILE-Flex Classroom 34 College of Nursing Building. The session's agenda follows:

  • 1–1:15 p.m.: Introduction
  • 1:15–3 p.m.: Speed Networking
  • 3–3:30 p.m.: Mix and Mingle (appetizers and refreshments provided)


The Aging Health Speed Networking event aims to achieve the following:

  • Brainstorm potential multidisciplinary research collaborations around aging health-related topics
  • Identify potential research partnerships
  • Identify potential funding sources for aging health research

Target Audience

Faculty from all disciplines interested in aging health, broadly defined.

Aging Health Networking Survey

To help facilitate networking and collaboration, the RDO has created Networking Surveys. The goal of the Networking Surveys is to create a directory to help identify potential collaborators for your ideas and projects. This collected information is being posted online, so that you may easily communicate with others as desired.

Click here to view responses to our Aging Health networking survey.


To register, please complete this short survey by Friday, Oct. 13. Please email the Research Development Office with questions (vpr-rdo@uiowa.edu). A participant packet will be sent to registrants the week of the event.

Registration survey questions include (click here for an example):

  • Demographic Information 
  • What is your interest in global health research?
  • What expertise are you looking for in a collaborator?
  • What expertise can you offer a research partner?
  • Upload a head shot and two-page CV or biosketch

Potential Funding Sources

Click below to view potential funding sources from Pivot (must be connected to UI network):

Aging Multimorbidity
Geriatrics Healthcare
Gerontology Caregiving
Older adults Sleep
Alzheimer's Disease End of life
Dementia Hospice
Cognitive health  

Sponsored by:

Research Development Office and Csomay Center for Gerontological Excellence

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